Can You Sell Your House With Damage in Austin?

It’s a difficult decision to sell your house, but you’ve made that decision to sell. You suddenly realize there is some damage to the property. If you don’t have the extra cash to make the repairs before selling, here are a few tips for selling your house with damage in Austin.

As-Is  Listing

The first thing you can try is to sell your house with damage in Austin include the term “As-Is” in your property listing. This will let buyers know that you are not willing to make repairs to the property before the sale, and any truly interested buyers will understand this. You need to take into consideration that using “As-Is” in your listing will also signify that there is likely something wrong with your property and that may deter buyers, especially since you will not fix any damage. On the other hand, there are usually direct buyers, like Vista Ridge Properties, with large enough portfolios who don’t mind “As-Is” listings.

Inspect and Disclose Everything!

Another tip for selling your house with damage in Austin is to have the property inspected and make sure to disclose any known damage to potential buyers. Make these inspection reports and disclosures available on your listing.  It will help the buyer determine how severe the damage is and if they are willing to repair it if they buy it. Some properties may be in such disrepair that it is less expensive to have the structure demolished and build a new structure to the buyer’s taste. 

Visually Spruce it Up

Another avenue you may want to look at to sell your house with damage in Austin is to visually spruce it up. The damage might not seem so overwhelming if the rest of the property is well taken care of. This may include a fresh coat of paint, a few new flowers and shrubs in the flower bed, or just simply pressure washing the outside of the property. This will help make the property look more promising and more ready to be occupied. Keep in mind the repairs that will need to be made so you don’t waste your money improving the look of an area that will just be destroyed during repairs anyway. 

Entertain “low-ball” offers

Another tip for selling your house with damage in Austin is to entertain “low-ball” offers. You have added “As-Is” to your listing, you have disclosed all known damage, and visually spruced up your property, you will most likely be receiving many offers that you feel are a bit too low. You may need to entertain a few of these offers and really take them into consideration. With damage, you will probably not receive offers near the average market value, so you may have to sell at a lower amount than you maybe would like. However, keep in mind anyone who purchases the house  may want to make the costly repairs.

Sell Directly to a Home Buyer

One of the easiest ways to sell your house with damage in Austin is to sell directly to a professional home buyer, like Vista Ridge Properties. We are willing to purchase houses with damage. We will make you our highest offer with closing on your time frame.  We could be your  ideal buyer to go with because you do not have to work with a real estate professional, so no commissions.  You won’t have to deal with showings, so no constant cleaning of the house. You won’t have to deal with inspections. You won’t have to do any costly repairs or improvements at all to your property. You will also have to be prepared to receive a lower than market value offer from these buyers since they are willing to put in all of the work, but they may also pay for your closing costs!

To discuss these and other tips for selling your house with damage in Austin, give Vista Ridge Properties a call at 512-456-3410 or send us a message now!

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